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Q: espresso machines - commercial ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: espresso machines - commercial
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dragonunicorn-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 08 May 2003 10:04 PDT
Expires: 07 Jun 2003 10:04 PDT
Question ID: 201189
I am trying to find out information on a espresso machine that is the
brand"Torino" and is the "Twin Diva" model.  I own one and would like
to know how much it is worth and where I can have it serviced.

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 08 May 2003 11:32 PDT
Howdy dragonunicorn!

What country (and if the US, what state) are you in?

Thanks!  denco-ga

Clarification of Question by dragonunicorn-ga on 08 May 2003 14:09 PDT
Hello!   I am located in Redmond, WA 98052, which is close to Seattle.
 Thanks for your help on this!
Subject: Re: espresso machines - commercial
Answered By: voila-ga on 08 May 2003 17:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello dragonunicorn,

Thanks for your question on espresso machines.  I was a bit confused
on the Torino name but checking into your machine's history, I found
this information at the following site:


"Founded in 1919 by engineer Mario Levi in Turin, Italy, Unic is now a
well-established name in the market for coffee machines. Since Mario
Levi, three generations have dedicated themselves to the industry."

This led me to believe that Torino (Italian for "Turin") may be on my
espresso maker but the manufacturer's name is now Unic, S.A. whose
address is:

Unic, S.A.
Street: Z.I. 4 ème Rue, 
Location: F-06515 Carros Cedex, France 
Telephone: +33 4 92086267 
Fax: +33 4 93292423 

and whose website is here: 
Click on far right-hand icon for English and "Product Catalog" and you
will see three "Diva" selections.

For a closer look at the Twin Diva Pro:


I don't know how old your machine is but this model sells new for
$4,500 according to this website:

For pricing:
To verify this, enter the quantity (1), click on calculate, and then
empty cart.

On Ebay, the high auction bid was $520:  (note manufacturer's site is

And smaller Unic Diva, highest bid of $385.60:

For a review of the Single Diva which this gentleman purchased on Ebay
for $850:

Espresso Discussions:


I tried to locate a service center in the Seattle area but the nearest
I could find that service Unic makers were both in Eugene, OR:

Caffe Orsini 
4080 W. 11th St., Eugene, OR  97402 
Phone: 1-800-992-9424 

P.O. Box 23610
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone:(541) 344-4600 OR (800) 552-4424
Fax: (541) 344-8992

and several farther away:

Chris Coffee
10 Corporate Circle 
Albany, New York 12203 
Phone Toll Free (800) 724-3459 
Fax (518) 452-8023


Deluxe Coffee/Pasta
9071 San Fernando Rd.
Sun Valley, CA  91352

Toll Free:  (866) JAVA NFO
(866) 528-2636
Telephone:  (818) 768-6300  
Fax:  (818) 768-3028


Specialty Restaurant Equipment
1012 Oakmead Drive
Arlington, TX  76011
Phone:  (817) 640-3131
Fax:  (817) 640-3333


Parts Guru:

Silver Service:

Espresso Hand Tamp Sizing Chart:


General info on espresso:

Hitory of Coffee:

I trust I've addressed all the aspects of your question, but if
there's anything lacking please let me have another go at it before
rating my answer.  Thanks for using our service and we hope to see you
back again soon.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by voila-ga on 08 May 2003 18:07 PDT
Sorry, I omitted the DeluxeCoffee/Pasta link:
dragonunicorn-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00

Subject: Re: espresso machines - commercial
From: voila-ga on 12 May 2003 13:27 PDT
Thanks so much for the 5-star rating and tip.  Here are a couple more
avenues to explore.  I read that Illy was the U.S. distributor for
Unic machines so you might try them first.

Illy Espresso 
5501 6th Ave S 
Seattle WA 98108

Home Espresso Repair:  (Seattle)

Espresso Specialists:  (Seattle)

Coffee Journal:

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